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Wild Child (2008)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  15 August 2008 (UK)
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A rebellious Malibu princess is shipped off to a strict English boarding school by her father.

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Since Malibu brat Poppy Moore's mom passed away, she has pushed her rich, usually absent dad Gerry shamelessly. When his patience wears out, she's shipped off to her mother's former English boarding school for girls, Abbey Mount. On her first day she makes enemies of most dorm mates, especially dominant lacrosse school captain Harriet, and of staff disciplinarian Mrs. Kingsley. Unwilling to accept the strict regime, she decides to misbehave and take the blame for everyone until she's dismissed. The school only appealing feature for her is Kingsley's dashing son Freddie. When the dream prince transfers his favor from ambitious, uptight Harriet to unruly Poppy, that changes everything. Written by KGF Vissers

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New Girl. New School. New Rules.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some coarse and suggestive content, sex references and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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15 August 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Diva adolescente  »

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$831 (USA) (5 December 2008)

Gross:

$19,780 (USA) (5 December 2008)
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Trivia

Harriet dresses as Keira Knightley from in her role as Elizabeth Bennet from Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice (2005). The music that Mr. Nellist plays is "Dawn" written by Dario Marianelli which features in the film. Pictures from the film are seen as Harriet designs her costume in her bedroom before the "coffee aging" is poured on Poppy (Emma Roberts). See more »

Goofs

Kate and the others tell Poppy that Freddie got caught with a girl in "the third grade". British schools refer to "years" not "grades". See more »

Quotes

Poppy: [talking about all the stuff she has done - including taking revenge] ... Look at me going on and on. You can tell me to shut up anytime.
Freddie: Wow... Remind me never to get on your bad side, but thing is, I am pretty sure you don't have one.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits begin with scrapbook cutouts of Poppy and her new life at Abbey Mount, later showing a clip of her and her new friends at Poppy's beach house in Malibu. See more »

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If This Is Love
Performed by The Saturdays
Written by Joe Belmaati, Mich Hansen, Vince Clarke, Alison Moyet,
John Reid, Remee and Ina Wroldsen
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Don't hold it to high standards and it will exceed your expectations
14 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know, this is a teen movie. What can you really expect? I think, however, you will be pleasantly surprised by Wild Child. The cast doe an excellent job, with the teens carrying the movie pretty much themselves.

The story line, though mostly predictable, is nicely delivered and felt honest.

This is a great movie for families, or girls' night out! I am 26 and thoroughly enjoyed it with my friends!!! Of course, don't hold it to high standards, it won't meet them, but for what it is, it exceeded expectations.


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